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Tymothi

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    Tymothi got a reaction from AloneGuy in I remember when . . .   
    I remember when it was a HUGE deal for a brand new Michael Jackson video to premiere. 
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Epictetus in hello =(   
    Hello LoganX,
     
    Thank you for posting. You will be neither rejected nor ignored here. It is a safe place.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from watalife in Emoticon Nation: What Smiley Fits Your Mood Today? #16   
    😴
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Kogent5 in "What Was The Last Movie(S) You Saw, And What Did You Think Of It?" #3   
    My Little Pony FIM Movie. Good, except I like the usual animation better. Derpy had a moment, that was the best part.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Nightjar in What Makes You Laugh?   
    How The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is thought of as scary - or maybe how I never saw it as such.
     
    I loved the story, and in school I always smiled when I thought about it, because it was clear to me that Washington Irving was creating a comical caricature out of Ichabod Crane. It was the juxtaposition of industrialization ("modern" Connecticut) lost in the wilderness of fading folklore and hearthstone superstition (an old Dutch village). Townspeople were quietly tickled by the oddness of Ichabod (terrifying him by throwing pumpkins at him, etc.), especially when he unwisely tries to win the hand of a local girl. He never tilled a field or relied on the health of horses to make his living as a schoolteacher, so despite his lackluster efforts to adjust, his fears were easily stoked by salt-of-the-earth laborers long-descended from a completely foreign culture. I got the distinct impression it was intended to give a bemused expression to cynical people like me, who see that to gain an ease in living means to lose a connection to the land. Essentially, to be scared by the story might put one on par with the foolish Ichabod, highlighting a lazy resistance to grassroots living, or at least the persistence of ethnocentrism.
     
    Is that just me? It could just be me. I've had a LOT of caffeine.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from louis2008 in How can I reduce anger?   
    Hi louis2008,
     
    Get out of there. I would find a way - any way - to avoid visiting those places where the re-ignition happens. If you're like me, you feel like walking away would allow the "other" argument will gain strength and spread and fill the world with its horrible wrongness.
     
    But remember, most of the people who like to argue on social media do it because they have nothing else to do, and they're looking for a response and they relish the combat. They want to feel like they're pushing somebody's buttons. If you think about it, fighting with them is more of a victory for them than just leaving them alone.
     
    If that doesn't work, do physical exercise. When you feel that edgy energy rising up, physically put it into something. Once, on a similar whim, I ordered a white wax staff and learned quarter staff fighting and it was awesome. I got pretty good, developed self-discipline, gained confidence, and the whole thing was much more fun than "fighting" on social media. Whatever you choose, just don't forget the very important step of calming your mind afterwards 😉 
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Nightjar in What Really Bugs You #8   
    Eating popcorn so recklessly that I get cayenne powder in my eye.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from watalife in I love.....   
    Cheese! It's a shame it makes me really sick!
     
    That's okay. I also love rice with butter and spices and soy sauce.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from MaepleSyrup in What Really Bugs You #8   
    Eating popcorn so recklessly that I get cayenne powder in my eye.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from MaepleSyrup in What Really Bugs You #8   
    The monsters in my soul, starved and energetic.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from MaepleSyrup in I love.....   
    People who act respectful even when they don't know me. 
    People who don't expect me to be exactly like they are.
    People who see me walking down the street and smile or wave instead of running inside and peeking out the window.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from MaepleSyrup in I love.....   
    Cheese! It's a shame it makes me really sick!
     
    That's okay. I also love rice with butter and spices and soy sauce.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from AloneGuy in evalynn's 'A-Z of movies and TV shows', Part 2   
    Legend (1985)
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Atra in I love.....   
    I love being the calm center when my friends have friends or family who pass away. They all come to me tearfully saying "How can you not care? Why aren't you sad?" And I say "I do care. I cared so much that I made the most of every day with [that person], and I simply don't have as much to grieve as I do to celebrate. I celebrate [the person's] time on this planet and the chance I had to know [the person]. I'll cry, sure, but it will be in private, and it will pass through, and then I will be thankful for the miracle of [the person's] gift of company. And then I'll be thankful that they no longer have to suffer." To some it comes off as cold and insensitive, but to others it's refreshingly deep. Either way, I like being that perspective for them.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Atra in What Did You Do Today? #3   
    Plugged the holes in the roof fascia, which I had been avoiding for 5 months. Turned out it was kinda fun. 🙄
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    Tymothi got a reaction from hocico in Lindsay's "3 Words Of The Moment" Thread, Part 3   
    Writing
    A
    Story
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    Tymothi got a reaction from hocico in Lindsay's "3 Words Of The Moment" Thread, Part 3   
    Time
    For
    Rest
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    Tymothi got a reaction from hocico in What Are You Eating? #3   
    Pop Tarts
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    Tymothi got a reaction from hocico in What Did You Do Today? #3   
    Plugged the holes in the roof fascia, which I had been avoiding for 5 months. Turned out it was kinda fun. 🙄
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    Tymothi got a reaction from hocico in Rattler6's 'What did you drink last?' Thread Part 2   
    Root beer
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    Tymothi got a reaction from nothing_man in 20yearsandcounting's What Are You Listening To? Thread #5   
    It's the End of the World As We Know It ~ R.E.M.
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    Tymothi got a reaction from AloneGuy in Lindsay's "A-Z's Of Food & Drink" Thread, #5   
    Udon
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    Tymothi got a reaction from TheToddman in 20yearsandcounting's What Are You Listening To? Thread #5   
    James Newton Howard - Batman Begins
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Epictetus in ejc's "What are you watching right now?" Thread, Part 3   
    The stump of a once mighty pecan tree in my front yard as it slowly crumbles and disintegrates into quiet grasses and memory. 
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    Tymothi got a reaction from Epictetus in ejc's "What are you watching right now?" Thread, Part 3   
    Midway remake
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